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Mission San Jose

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Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Activities: Getting married
Description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five...
Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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If you can make the drive it is a must see!

All I can say is WOW! Such a beautiful mission and it is still a functioning church! This mission is huge and has been kept up and restored really well. It was amazing witnessing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Fort Hood, Texas
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Fort Hood, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

All I can say is WOW! Such a beautiful mission and it is still a functioning church! This mission is huge and has been kept up and restored really well. It was amazing witnessing something that is older than the founding of our country. It was interesting learning about the spanish and the natives that once lived there and learning... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Not at all what we expected having done no research at all, but a great exhibit and historical monument that has dignity and class. Well worth a tour round, it doesn't take long.

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Broadstairs, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This Mission was less busy than San Juan and in a very peaceful setting. The church is less ornate than San Juan's, but seems more in keeping with how it was originally. Check out the mill and stroll round the wooded grounds; there is a choice of a short path, or a longer one which goes to the farming area,... More 

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

My husband and I did the mission trail while vacationing in San Antonio. Mission San Jose was my favorite. It's beautiful, peaceful and amazing. Pictures of this mission I had seen were gorgeous. However, nothing compares to seeing with your own eyes.

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Clearwater, Florida
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Its rich in history and looks the part. There are a lot of great photo ops and you can book it for weddings and special events!

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I was fortunate enough to go on a mildly rainy day which I think kept a number of tourists away. It was a beautiful location and you can stroll the grounds and feel the history. It was a Sunday so I quietly entered for a Sunday Service. The congregation was very welcoming. The sermon was moving and the chapel was... More 

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Saltburn-By The-Sea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

i can only say we loved this Mission , It was a very nice day and my wife and i found the history amazing , As last year she noticed that the first Missions Set sail from the Canarie islands , a place that we also visit twice a year

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San Antonio, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

A wonderful attraction within minutes of downtown San Antonio. A look into the past when this city had a large indian population. This mission is part of several which provided shelter and religious teachings to the people in the area. The buildings are a photographer's and artist dream. There is a large grassy area and numerous stone walls and buildings... More 

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Friendly - beautiful - historic - take the guided tour first - you will appreciate the other missions more - not sure which mission gives the free tours but check their website and go to that mission first.

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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

It has been over 20 years since I have been to this mission, I didn't remember it and when presented with a few hours of down time I suggested we visit this mission. I was so glad I did, we watched the very interesting film then proceeded to explore. I have to say, I was very impressed with the amount... More 

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